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Lo^d responses 



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LIBRARY OF THE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 

PRINCETON, N. J. 



SCA #2470 

Haver gal , Frances Ridley, 

1836-1879. 
Loyal responses 



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Section 



PREFATORY NOTE. 



A WORD of explanation. The little series 
of daily books, My King, Royal Com- 
mand?nents, Royal Bounty, and The Royal Invi- 
tation, appeared to need an answering and 
completing chord, And as these all aim, 
feebly enough, but earnestly, at calling atten- 
tion to the Royal utterances of our King, it 
seemed that Loyal Responses should follow 
them. 

May I be pardoned for asking my readers 
to accept all I have said in these little books 
in lieu of letters? For the endeavour to 
answer their most kindly meant and often 
veiy interesting communications is becoming 
a serious tax upon time and strength, and an 
increasing hindrance to doing other work. 

Should any of my friends wish that nothing 
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PRE FA TOR Y NO TE. 



previously seen in leaflet form had been in- 
cluded in this little book, they must pardon it 
for the sake of the known wishes of many 
others, who would be disappointed not to 
find here a few already familiar verses, such 
as the 'Consecration Hymn' and 'Trusting 
Jesus. ' 

As marginal references are not given in 
this as in the other books of the series, it 
might be a useful exercise for younger readers 
to supply them for themselves. For almost 
every line has been cither directly drawn from 
Holy Scripture, or, 'may be proved thereby. ' 

May not only our lips but our lives be 
filled with Loyal Responses to all the words 
of our King ! 

F. R. H. 



CONTEXTS. 



DAY 

1. Consecration Hymn, 

2. Set Apart, 

3. The Secret of a Happy Day, 

4. The Unfailing One, 

5. On the Lord's Side, 

6. True-hearted, . 

7. Ry Thy Cross and Pas= 

8. The Opened Fountain, 

9. The Precious Blood of Jesus, 

10. I Remember Thee, 

11. Knowing, . 

12. Trusting, . 

13. Looking, . . 

14. Shining, . 

15. Growing, . 

16. Resting, . 

17. Filling, . 
iS. Increase our Faith, 
19. ' Nobody knows but Jesus,' 



PACK 

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11 

14 
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21 

24 
28 

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43 

45 

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56 
58 
61 



CONTENTS. 



DAY PAGB 

20. He is thy Life, •••••* 64 

21. Enough, 66 

22. All, 68 

23. Only, 70 

24. My Master, • . • • • . 72 

25. Perfect Peace, •••••• 75 

26. I am with thee, 77 

27. Trust and Distrust, 80 

28. Without carefulness, 82 

29. Thy Reign, S3 

30. Tried, Precious, Sure, • • • . 91 

31. Just when Thou wilt, • . • 93 



CONSECRATION HYMN 



First Day. 



Consecration Hgtmu 

'Here we offer and present unto Thee, O Lord, 
ourselves, our souls and bodies, to be a reasonable, 
holy, and lively sacrifice unto Thee. , 

TAKE my life, and let it be 
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee. 

Take my moments and my days ; 
Let them flow in ceaseless praise. 

Take my hands, and let them move 
At the impulse of Thy love. 

Take my feet, and let them be 
Swift and ' beautiful ' for Thee. 

Take my voice, and let me sing 
Always, only, for my King. 



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LOYAL RESPONSES. 



Take my lips, and let them be 
Filled with messages from Thee. 

Take my silver and my gold ; 
Not a mite would I withhold. 

Take my intellect, and use 
Every power as Thou shalt choose. 

Take my will, and make it Thine ; 
It shall be no longer mine. 

Take my heart, it is Thine own ; 
It shall be Thy royal throne. 

Take my love ; my Lord, I pour 
At Thy feet its treasure-store. 

Take myself, and I will be 
Ever, only, all for Thee. 



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SET APART. 



Second Day. 



Set apart* 

1 Know that the Lord hath set apart him that is 
godly for Himself. ' — Ps. iv. 3. 



SET apart for Jesus ! 
Is not this enough, 
Though the desert prospect 
Open wild and rough? 
Set apart for His delight, 

Chosen for His holy pleasure, 
Sealed to be His special treasure ! 
Could we choose a nobler joy? — and would 
we if we might ? 

11. 

Set apart to serve Him, 

Ministers of light, 
Standing in His presence, 

Ready day or night ! 



12 LOYAL RESPONSES. 

Chosen for the service blest, 

He would have us always willing, 
Like the angel host fulfilling 

Swiftly and rejoicingly each recognised 
behest. 

in. 
Set apart to praise Him, 

Set apart for this ! 
Have the blessed angels 
Any truer bliss ? 
Soft the prelude, though so clear ; 
Isolated tones are trembling ; 
But the chosen choir assembling, 
Soon shall sing together, while the universe 
shall hear. 

IV. 

Set apart to love Him, 

And His love to know ! 
Not to waste affection 
On a passing show. 
Called to give Him life and heart, 

Called to pour the hidden treasure, 
That none other claims to measure, 
Into His beloved hand 1 thrice blessed 'set 
apart ! ' 



SET APART. 13 



Set apart for ever 

For Himself alone ! 
Now we see our calling, 
Gloriously shown. 
Owning, with no secret dread, 
This our holy separation, 
Now the crown of consecration 
Of the Lord our God shall rest upon our 
willing head ! * 



• Num. vi. 7. 



i 4 LOYAL RESPONSES. 



Third Day. 



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'The secret of the Lord is with them that fear 
IIim. , — Ps. xxv. 14. 

I. 

JUST to let thy Father do 
What He will ; 
Just to know that He is true, 

And be still. 
Just to follow hour by hour 

As He lcadcth ; 
Just to draw the moment's power 
As it nccdeth. 
Just to trust II im, this is all ! 
Then the day will surely be 
Peaceful, whatsoe'er befall, 

Bright and blessed, calm and free. 



THE SECRET OF A HAPPY DAY. 15 

II. 

Just to let Him speak to thee 

Through His Word, 
Watching, that His voice may be 

Clearly heard. 
Just to tell Him everything 

As it rises, 
And at once to Him to bring 
All surprises. 
Just to listen, and to stay 

Where you cannot miss His voice. 
This is all ! and thus to-day, 
Communing, you shall rejoice. 

in. 
Just to ask Him what to do 

All the day, 
And to make you quick and true 

To obey. 
Just to know the needed grace 

He bestoweth, 
Every bar of time and place 
Overfloweth. 
Just to take thy orders straight 

From the Master's own command. 
Blessed day ! when thus we wait 
Always at our Sovereign's hand. 



16 LOYAL RESPOXSES. 



rv. 
Just to recollect His love, 

Always true ; 
Always shining from above, 

Always new. 
Just to recognise its light, 

All-enfolding ; 
Just to claim its present might, 
upholding. 
Just to know it as thine own, 

That no power can take away. 
Is not this enough alone 
For the gladness of the day ? 



Just to trust, and yet to ask 

Guidance still ; 
Take the training or the task, 

As He will. 
Just to take the loss or gain, 

As He sends it ; 
Just to take the joy or pain, 
As He lends it. 
He who formed Thee for His praise 

I not miss the gracious aim ; 
So to-day and all thy days 

Shall be moulded for the same. 



THE SECRET OF A HAPPY DAY, 17 

vr. 
Just to leave in His dear hand 

Little things, 
All we cannot understand, 

All that stings. 
Just to let Him take the care 

Sorely pressing, 
Finding all we let Him bear 
Changed to blessing. 
This is all ! and yet the way 

Marked by Him who loves thee best : 
Secret of a happy day, 

Secret of His promised rest. 



18 LOYAL RESPONSES. 



Fourth Day. 

•He faileth not.'— Zeph. iii. 5. 

I. 

HE who hath led, will lead 
All through the wilderness ; 
He who hath fed, will feed ; 

He who hath blessed, will bless ; 
He who hath heard thy cry, 
Will never close His ear ; 
He who hath marked thy faintest sigh, 
Will not forget thy tear. 
He loveth always, faileth never ; 
So rest on Him, to-day, for ever 1 

11. 

He who hath made thee whole 
Will heal thee day by day ; 



THE UNFAILING ONE. 19 



He who hath spoken to thy soul 

Hath many things to say. 
He who hath gently taught 

Yet more will make thee know ; 
He who so wondrously hath wrought 
Yet greater things will show. 
He loveth always, faileth never ; 
So rest on Him, to-day, for ever ! 

in. 
He who hath made thee nigh 
Will draw thee nearer still ; 
He who hath given the first supply 

Will satisfy and fill. 
He who hath given thee grace 

Yet more and more will send ; 
He who hath set thee in the race 
Will speed thee to the end. 
He loveth always, faileth never ; 
So rest on Him, to-day, for ever ! 

IV. 

He who hath won thy heart 

Will keep it true and free ; 
He who hath shown thee what thou art 

Will show Himself to thee. 



20 LOYAL RESPONSES. 

He who hath bid thee live, 

And made thy life His own, 
Life more abundantly will give, 
And keep it His alone. 
He loveth always, faileth never ; 
So rest on Him, to-day, for ever ! 

v. 
Then trust Him for to-day 

As thine unfailing Friend, 
And let Him lead thee all the way, 

Who loveth to the end. 
And let the morrow rest 
In His beloved hand ; 
His good is better than our best, 
As we shall understand, — 
If, trusting Him who faileth never, 
We rest on Him, to-day, for ever 1 



ON THE LORD'S SIDE. 21 



Fifth Day. 



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1 TLine are we, David, and on thy side, thou son of 
Jesse.'— 1 Chron. xii. 18. 



WHO is on the Lord's side? 
Who will serve the King ? 
Who will be His helpers, 

Other lives to brinsr ? 
Who will leave the world's side ? 

Who will face the foe? 
Who is on the Lord's side ? 

Who for Him will go ? 
Response. By Thy call of mercy, 
By Thy grace divine, 
We are on the Lord's side ; 
Saviour, we are Thine. 



22 LOYAL RESPONSES. 

II. 
Not for weight of glory, 

Not for crown and palm, 
Enter we the army, 

Raise the warrior-psalm ; 
But for Love that claimeth 

Lives for whom He died ; 
He whom Jesus nameth 
Must be on His side. 
Response. By Thy love constraining, 
By Thy grace divine, 
We are on the Lord's side ; 
Saviour, we are Thine. 

in. 
Jesus, Thou hast bought us, 

Not with gold or gem, 
But with Thine own life-blood, 

For Thy diadem. 
With Thy blessing filling 

Each who comes to Thee, 
Thou hast made us willing, 
Thou hast made us free. 
Response. By Thy grand redemption, 
By Thy grace divine, 
We are on the Lord's side ; 
Saviour, we are Thine. 



ON THE LORD'S SIDE, 23 

IV. 
Fierce may be the conflict, 

Strong may be the foe, 
But the King's own army 

None can overthrow. 
Round His standard ranging, 

Victory is secure, 
For His truth unchanging 
Makes the triumph sure. 
Response. Joyfully enlisting 

By Thy grace divine, 
We are on the Lord's side ; 
Saviour, we are Thine. 

v. 

Chosen to be soldiers 
In an alien land ; 
1 Chosen, called, and faithful, 

For our Captain's band ; 
In the service royal 

Let us not grow cold ; 
Let us be right loyal, 

Noble, true, and bold. 
Response. Master, Thou wilt keep us, 
By Thy grace divine, 
Always on the Lord's side, 
Saviour, always Thine ! 



24 LOYAL RESPONSES, 



Sixth Day. 

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i. 

TRUE - HEARTED, whole - hearted, 
faithful and loyal, 
King of our lives, by Thy grace we will 
be! 
Under Thy standard, exalted and royal, 
Strong in Thy strength, we will battle for 
Thee! 

ii. 

True-hearted, whole-hearted ! Fullest alle- 
giance 

Yielding henceforth to our glorious King ; 
Valiant endeavour and loving obedience 

Freely and joyously now would we bring. 



TR UE- HE A R TED, I VHOLE-1IEA R TED. 25 

in. 
True-hearted ! Saviour, Thou know est our 
story 
Weak are the hearts that we lay at Thy 
feet. 
Sinful and treacherous ! yet, for Thy glory, 
Heal them, and cleanse them from sin and 
deceit. 



IV. 

Whole-hearted ! Saviour, beloved and glori- 
ous, 
Take Thy great power, and reign Thou 
alone, 
Over our wills and affections victorious, 
Freely surrendered, and wholly Thine own. 



v. 

ZT(7//"-hearted, y^fo-hcarted ! Heed we the 
warning ! 
Only the whole can be perfectly true ; 
Bring the whole offering, all timid thought 
scorning, 
True - hearted only if whole - hearted 
too. 



26 LOYAL RESPONSES. 

VI. 

Half-hearted I Saviour, shall aught be with- 

holden, 

Giving Thee part, who hast given us all ? 

Blessings out-pouring, and promises golden 

Pledging, with never reserve or recall. 

VII. 

Half-hearted ! Master, shall any who know 
Thee 
Grudge Thee their lives, who hast laid 
down Thine own ? 
Nay ; we would offer the hearts that we owe 
Thee,— 
Live for Thy love and Thy glory alone. 

VIII. 

Sisters, dear sisters, the call is resounding, 

Will ye not echo the silver refrain. 
Mighty and sweet, and in gladness abound- 
ing,— 
' True - hearted, whole - hearted ! ' ringing 
again ? 

IX. 

Jesus is with us, His rest is before us, 
Brightly His standard is waving above. 



TRUE-HEARTED, WHOLE-HEARTED, 27 

Brothers, dear brothers, in gathering chorus, 
Peal out the watchword of courage and 
love ! 

x. 

Peal out the watchword, and silence it never, 

Song of our spirits, rejoicing and free ! 

'True-hearted, whole-hearted, now and for 

ever, 

King of our lives, by Thy grace we will 

be!' 



2 3 LOYAL RESPONSES. 



Seventh Day. 



<33u &l)u (Cross an* passion/ 

« He hatli given us rest by His sorrow, and life by 
His death.'— John Bunyan. 

I. 

WHAT hast Thou done for me, 
mighty Friend, 
Who lovest to the end ! 
Reveal Thyself, that I may now behold 

Thy love unknown, untold, 
Bearing the curse, and made a curse for me, 
That blessed and made a blessing I might be. 

ii. 

Oh, Thou wast crowned with thorns, that I 
might wear 

A crown of glory fair; 
'Exceeding sorrowful/ that I might be 

Exceeding glad in Thee ; 



BY THY CROSS AND PASSION 29 

'Rejected and despised/ that I might stand 
Accepted and complete on Thy right hand. 

in. 
Wounded for my transgression, stricken sore, 

That I might ' sin no more ; ' 
Weak, that I might be always strong in Thee ; 

Bound, that I might be free ; 
Acquaint with grief, that I might only know 
Fulness of joy in everlasting flow. 

IV. 

Thine was the chastisement, with no release, 
That mine might be the peace ; 

The bruising and the cruel stripes were Thine, 
That healing might be mine ; 

Thine was the sentence and the condemna- 
tion, 

Mine the acquittal and the full salvation. 

v. 
For Thee revilings, and a mocking throng, 

For me the angel-song ; 
Fcr Thee the frown, the hiding of God's face, 

For me His smile of grace; 
Sorrows of hell and bitterest death for Thee, 
And heaven and everlasting life for me. 



30 LOYAL RESPONSES. 

VI. 

Thy cross and passion, and Thy precious 
death, 

While I have mortal breath, 
Shall be my spring of love and work and 
praise, 

The life of all my days ; 
Till all this mystery of love supreme 
Be solved in glory — glory's endless theme 1 



THE OPENED FOUNTAIN. 31 



Eighth Day. 



&fje ©penetf jFountaitL 

'A fountain opened for sin and for uncleanness. 
.... Wounded in the house of My friends.' — 
Zech. xiii. 1, 6. 



AND I have wounded Thee — oh, wounded 
Thee!— 
Wounded the dear, dear Hand that holds 
me fast ! 
Oh, to recall the word ! That cannot be ! 
Oh, to unthink the thought that out of 
reach hath passed 1 

11. 

Sorrow and bitter grief replace my bliss ; 

I could not wish that any joy should be ; 
There is no room for any thought but this, 

That I have sinned — have sinned — have 
wounded Thee ! 



3 2 LOYAL RESPONSES. 



in. 



How could I grieve Thee so! Thou couldst 
have kept ; 

My fell was not the failure of Thy word. 
Thy promise hath no flaw, no dire 'except,' 

To neutralize the grace so royally conferred. 

IV. 

Oh the exceeding sinfulness of sin ! 

Tenfold exceeding in the love-lit light 
Of Thv sufficient grace, without, within, 

Enough for every need, in never-conquered 
might 1 

v. 
With all the shame, with all the keen distress, 
Quick, < waiting not,' I flee to Thee again; 
Close to the wound, beloved Lord, I press, 
That Thine own precious blood may 
overflow the stain. 

VI. 

O precious blood ! Lord, let it rest on me ! 

I ask not only pardon from my King, 
But cleansing from my Priest. I come to 
Thee 

Just as I came at first,— a sinful, helpless 

thing. 



THE OPENED FOUNTAIN, 33 

VII. 

Oh, cleanse me now ! My Lord, I cannot stay 
For evening shadows and a silent hour : 

Naiu I have sinned, and nozv, with no delay, 
I claim Thy promise and its total power. 

VIII. 

O Saviour, bid me 'go and sin no more/ 
And keep me always 'neath the mighty flow 

Of Thy perpetual fountain ; I implore 

That Thy perpetual cleansing I may fully 
know. 



34 



LOYAL RESPONSES. 



Ninth Day. 



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PRECIOUS, precious blood of Jesus, 
Shed on Calvary ; 
Shed for rebels, shed for sinners, 
Shed for me. 



Precious blood, that hath redeemed us ! 

All the price is paid ; 
Perfect pardon now is offered, 

Peace is made. 



in. 



Precious, precious blood of Jesus, 
Let it make thee whole ; 



THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS. 35 
Let it . 

n*. 
Though thy ana ire red like crimson, 

Deep in scar] 
Jesu is blood can make them 

Tiite as sn: 

v. 

fow the holiest with boldr.^ 

. ihe open fountain clean seth 

vl 

Precious blood ! by this we conquer 

precious blood of J \ 
Ever flowing free ! 
O believe ::, O receive it, 



LOYAL RESPONSES. 



VIII. 



Precious blood, whose fall atonement 

Makes us nigh to God ! 
Precious blood, our song of glory, 
Praise and laud 1 



/ REMEMBER THEE. 37 



Tenth Day. 



* Thus saith the Lord, I remember thee, the kind- 
ness of thy youth, the love of thine espousals.' — 
Jer. ii. 2. 



TV /TY Lord, dost Thou indeed remember 

Just me, the least and last ? 
With all the names of Thy redeemed, 
And all Thy angels, has it seemed 
As though my name might perhaps be 

overpassed ; 
Yet here I find Thy word of tenderest grace, 
True for this moment, perfect for my case, — 
1 Thus saith Jehovah, I remember thee ! ' 

ir. 
My Lord, dost Thou remember this of me, 
The kindness of my youth ? 



38 LOYAL RESPONSES. 

The tremulous gleams of early days, 
The first faint thrills of love and praise, 
Vibrating fitfully? Not much, in truth, 
Can I bring back at memory's wondering 

call; 
Yet Thou, my faithful Lord, rememberest 

all,— 
1 Thus saith Jehovah, I remember thee ! ' 

in. 
My Lord, dost Thou remember this of me, 
My love, so poor, so cold ? 
Oh, if I had but loved Thee more ! 
Yet Thou hast pardoned. Let me pour 
My life's best wine for Thee, my hearts best 

gold 
(Worthless, yet all I have), for very shame 
That Thou should'st tell me, calling mc by 

name, — 
'Thus saith Jehovah, I remember thee 1 ' 

IV. 

My Lord, dost Thou remember this of me, 
The day of Thine own power ? 

The love oimine espousals sweet, 
The laying wholly at Thy feet 
Of heart and life, in that glad, willing hour ? 



/ REMEMBER THEE. 39 

That love was Thine— I gave Thee but Thine 

own, 
And yet the Voice falls from the emerald 

throne, — 
'Thus saith Jehovah, I remember thee ! ' 

v. 

My Lord, dost Thou remember this of me ? 
Forgetting every fall, 
Forgetting all the treacherous days, 
Forgetting all the wandering ways, 

With fulness of forgiveness covering all; 

Casting these memories, a hideous store, 

Into the crimson sea, for evermore, 

And only saying, ' I remember thee ! ' 

vr. 
My Lord, art Thou indeed remembering me ? 
Then let me not forget ! 
Oh, be Thy kindness all the way, 
Thy everlasting love to-day, 
In sweet perpetual remembrance set 
Before my view, to fill my marvelling gaze, 
And stir my love, and lift my life to praise, 
Because Thou sayest, ' I remember thee ! ' 



4 o LOYAL RESPONSES. 



Eleventh Day. 



Itnotoing* 

i. 

I KNOW the crimson stain of sin, 
Defiling all without, within ; 
But now rejoicingly I know 
That He has washed me white as snow. 
I praise Him for the cleansing tide, 
Because I know that Jesus died. 

ii. 

I know the helpless, hopeless plaint, 

1 The whole head sick, the whole heart 

faint ; ' 
But now I trust His touch of grace, 
That meets so perfectly my case, 
So tenderly, so truly deals ; 
Because I know that Jesus heals. 



KNOWING. 41 



III. 

I know the pang of forfeit breath, 
When life in sin was life in death ; 
But now I know His life is mine, 
And nothing shall that cord untwine, 
Rejoicing in the life He gives, 
Because I know that Jesus lives. 

rv. 
I know how anxious thought can press, 
I know the weight of carefulness ; 
But now I know the sweet reward 
Of casting all upon my Lord, 
No longer bearing what He bears, 
Because I know that Jesus cares. 

v. 

I know the sorrow that is known 

To the tear-burdened heart alone ; 

But now I know its full relief 

Through Him who was acquaint with grief, 

And peace through every trial flows, 

Because I know that Jesus knows. 

VI. 

I know the gloom amid the mirth, 
The longing for the love of earth ; 



42 LOYAL RESPONSES. 

But now I know the Love that fills, 
That gladdens, blesses, crowns, and stills, 
That nothing mars and nothing moves, — 
I know, I know that Jesus loves ! 

VII. 

I know the shrinking and the fear, 
When all seems wrong, and nothing clear; 
But now I gaze upon His throne, 
And faith sees all His foes overthrown, 
And I can wait till He explains, 
Because I know that Jesus reigns. 



TRUSTING JESUS. 43 



Twelfth Day. 
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I AM trusting Thcc, Lord Jesus, 
Trusting only Thcc ; 
Trusting Thcc for full salvation, 
Great and Tree. 

11. 
I am trusting Thcc for pardon ; 

At Thy feet I bow, 
For Thy grace and tender mercy, 
Trusting now. 

in. 
I am trusting Thcc for cleansing 

In the crimson flood ; 
Trusting Thee to make me holy 
By Thy blood. 



44 LOYAL RESPONSES. 

IV. 

I am trusting Thee to guide me ; 

Thou alone shalt lead ! 
Every day and hour supplying 
All my need. 

v. 

I am trusting Thee for power ; 

Thine can never fail ! 
Words which Thou Thyself shalt give me, 
Must prevail. 

VI. 

I am trusting Thee, Lord Jesus : 

Never let me fall ! 
I am trusting Thee for ever, 
And for all. 



LOOKING UNTO JESUS. 45 



Thirteenth Day. 



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LOOKING unto Jesus ! 
Battle-shout of faith, 
Shield o'er all the armour, 
Free from scar or scathe. 
Standard of salvation, 

In our hearts unfurled, 
Let its elevation 

Overcome the world 1 

11. 

Look away to Jesus ! 

Look away from all ; 
Then we need not stumble, 

Then we shall not fall. 
From each snare that lureth 

Foe or phantom grim, 
Safety this ensureth : 

Look away to Him. 



46 LOYAL RESPONSES. 



in. 
Looking into Jesus ! 

Wonderingly we trace 
Heights of power and glory, 

Depths of love and grace, 
Vistas far unfolding, 

Ever stretch before, 
As we gaze, beholding 

Ever more and more. 

IV. 

Looking up to Jesus 

On the emerald throne ! 
Faith shall pierce the heavens 

Where our King is gone. 
Lord, on Thee depending, 

Now, continually, 
Heart and mind ascending, 

Let us dwell with Thee. 



SHINING. 47 



Fourteenth Day. 



i. 

ARE you shining for Jesus, dear one ? 
You have given your heart to Him ; 

But is the light strong within it, 

Or is it but pale and dim ? 
Can roe ty body see it, — ■ 

That Jesus is all to you ? 
That your love to Him is burning 

With radiance warm and true ? 
Is the seal upon your forehead, 

So that it must be known 
That you arc 'all for Jesus/ — 

That your heart is all His own ? 

ii. 

Are you shining for Jesus, dear one ? 
You remember the first sweet ray, 



48 LOYAL RESPONSES. 

When the sun arose upon you 

And brought the gladsome day; 
When you heard the gospel message, 

And Jesus Himself drew near, 
And helped you to trust Him simply, 

And took away your fes 
When the darkness and the shadows 

Fled like a weary night, 
And you felt that you could praise 

Him, 
And everything seemed bright. 



in. 
Are you shining for Jesus, dear one, 

So that the holy light 
May enter the hearts of others, 

And make them glad and bright ? 
Have you spoken a word for Jesus, 

And told to some around, 
Who do not care about Him, 

What a Saviour you have found ? 
Have you lifted the lamp for others, 

That has guided your own glad 
feet? 
Have you echoed the loving message, 

That seemed to you so sweet ? 



SHINING. 49 



IV. 

Are you shining for Jesus, dear one,- 

Shining for Him all day, 
Letting the light burn always 

Along the varied way ? 
Always, — when those beside you 

Are walking in the dark ? 
Always, — when no one is helping, 

Or heeding your tiny spark ? 
Not idly letting it flicker 

In every passing breeze 
Of pleasure or temptation, 

Of trouble or of ease ? 

v. 

Are you shining for Jesus, dear one,- 

Shining just everywhere, 
Not only in easy places, 

Not only just here or there ? 
Shining in happy gatherings, 

Where all are loved and known ? 
Shining where all are strangers ? 

Shining when quite alone ? 
Shining at home, and making 

True sunshine all around ? 
Shining abroad, and faithful — 

Perhaps among faithless — found ? 



50 LOYAL RESPONSES. 

VI. 

Are you shining for Jesus, dear one, 

Not for yourself at all ? 
Not because dear ones, watching, 

Would grieve if your lamp should fall? 
Shining because you are walking 

In the Sun's unclouded rays, 
And you cannot help reflecting 

The light on which you gaze ? 
Shining because it shineth 

So warm and bright above, 
That you must let out the gladness, 

And you must show forth the love ? 

VII. 

Are you shining for Jesus, dear one ? 

Or is there a little sigh 
That the lamp His love had lighted 

Does not burn clear and high ? 
Is the heavenly crown that wails you, 

Still, still without a star, 
Because your light was hidden, 

And sent no rays afar ? 
Do you feel you have not loved Ilim 

With a love right brave and loyal, 
But have faintly fought and followed 

His banner bright and royal ? 



SI FIXING. 51 



VIII. 

Oh, come again to Jesus ! 

Come as you came at first, 
And tell Him all that hinders, 

And tell Him all the worst; 
And take His sweet forgiveness 

As you took it once before, 
And liear His kind voice saying, 

' Peace ! go, and sin no more ! ' 
Then ask for grace and courage 

His name to glorify, 
That never more His precious light 

Your dimness may deny. 

IX. 

Then rise, and, 'watching daily,' 

Ask Him your lamp to trim 
With the fresh oil He giveth, 

That it may not burn dim. 
Yes, rise and shine for Jesus ! 

Be brave, and bright, and true 
To the true and loving Saviour, 

Who gave Himself for you. 
Oh, shine for Jesus, dear one, 

And henceforth be your way 
Bright with the light that shineth 

Unto the perfect day ! 



52 LOYAL RESPONSES. 



Fifteenth Day. 



ffirofomg. 



UNTO him that hath, Thou givest 
Ever 'more abundantly.' 
Lord, I live because Thou livest, 

Therefore give more life to me ; 
Therefore speed me in the race ; 
Therefore let me grow in grace. 

n. 
Deepen all Thy work, O Master, 

Strengthen every downward root, 
Only do Thou ripen faster, 

More and more, Thy pleasant fruit 
Purge me, prune me, self abase, 
Only let me grow in grace. 

in. 

Jesus, grace for grace outpouring, 
Show me ever greater things ; 



GROWING. 53 



Raise me higher, sunward soaring, 
Mounting as on eagle-wings. 

By the brightness of Thy face, 
Jesus, let me grow in grace. 

IV. 

Let me grow by sun and shower, 

Every moment water me ; 
Make me really hour by hour 

More and more conformed to Thee, 
That Thy loving eye may trace, 

Day by day, my growth in grace. 

v. 

Let me then be always growing, 
Never, never standing still ; 

Listening, learning, better knowing 
Thee and Thy most blessed will. 

Till I reach Thy holy place, 
Daily let me grow in grace. 



54 LOYAL RESPONSES. 



Sixteenth Day. 



J&cstmg, 

'This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary 
to rest; and this is the refreshing. 1 — Isa. xxviii. 12. 

I. 

RESTING on the faithfulness of Christ 
our Lord ; 
Resting on the fulness of His own sure word ; 
Resting on His power, on His love untold; 
Resting on His covenant secured of old. 

11. 

Resting 'neath His guiding hand for un- 
tracked days ; 

Resting neath His shadow from the noon- 
tide rays ; 

Resting at the eventide beneath His wing, 

In the fair pavilion of our Saviour King. 



RESTING. 55 



in. 
Resting in the fortress while the foe is nigh ; 
Resting in the lifeboat while the waves roll 

high ; 
Resting in His chariot for the swift glad race ; 
Resting, always resting in His boundless 

grace. 

IV. 

Resting in the pastures, and beneath the 

Rock ; 

Resting by the waters where He leads His 

flock ; 

Resting, while we listen, at His glorious 

feet ; 

Resting in His very arms ! — O rest complete ! 

v. 

Resting and believing, let us onward press, 

Resting in Himself, the Lord our Righteous- 
ness ; 

Resting and rejoicing, let His saved ones 
sing, 

Glory, glen*, glory be to Christ our King I 



56 LOYAL RESPONSES. 



Seventeenth Day. 
filling* 

'Filled with all the fulness of God.'— Epii. iii. 19. 

I. 

HOLY Father, Thou hast spoken 
Words beyond our grasp of thought, — 
Words of grace and power unbroken, 
With mysterious glory fraught 

11. 

Promise and command combining, 

Doubt to chase and faith to lift ; 
Self renouncing, all resigning, 

We would claim this mighty gift 

in. 
Take us, Lord, oh, take us truly, 

Mind and soul and heart and will ; 
Empty us and cleanse us throughly, 

Then with all Thy fulness fill. 



FILLING 57 



Lord, we ask it, hardly knowing 
What this wondrous gift may be ; 

But fulfil to overflowing, — 
Tliy great meaning let us see. 

v. 

Make us in Thy royal palace 
Vessels worthy for the King ; 

From Thy fulness fill our chalice, 
From Thy never-failing spring. 

VI. 

Father, by this blessed filling, 
Dwell Thyself in us, we pray ; 

We are waiting, Thou art willing, 
Fill us with Thyself to-day ! 



53 LOYAL KESrO.VSES. 



Eighteenth Day. 
Increase our jFattlj. 

•Lord, increase our faith.' — Luke xvii. 5. 

I. 

INCREASE our faith, beloved Lord ! 
For Thou alone canst give 
The faith that takes Thee at Thy word, 
The faith by which we live. 

11. 
Increase our faith ! So weak are we, 

That we both may and must 
Commit our very faith to Thee, 

Entrust to Thee our trust 

III. 

Increase our faith ! for there is yet 
Much land to be possessed ; 

And by no other strength we get 
Our heritage of rest 



INCREASE OUR FAITH. 59 

iv. 
Increase our faith ! On this broad shield 

1 All* fiery darts be caught; 
We must be victors in the field 

Where Thou for us hast fought 

v. 

Increase our faith, that we may claim 

Each starry promise sure, 
And always triumph in Thy name, 

And to the end endure. 

vr. 

Increase our faith, O Lord, we pray, 

That we may not depart 
From Thy commands, but all obey 

With free and loyal heart. 

vi 1. 
Increase our faith — increase it still — ■ 

From heavenward hour to hour, 
And in us gloriously 'fulfil 

The work of faith with power.' 

VIII. 

Increase our faith, that never dim 
Or trembling it may be, 



60 LOYAL RESPONSES. 

Crowned with the ' perfect peace ' of him 
'Whose mind is stayed on Thee.' 

IX. 

Increase our faith, for Thou hast prayed 

That it should never fail ; 
Our stedfast anchorage is made 

With Thee within the veil. 

x. 

Increase our faith, that unto Thee 
More fruit may still abound ; 

That it may grow 'exceedingly/ 
And to Thy praise be found. 

XI. 

Increase our faith, O Saviour dear, 
By Thy sweet sovereign grace, 

Till, changing faith for vision clear, 
We see Thee face to face 1 



'NOBODY KNOWS BUT JESUS: 61 



Nineteenth Day. 



'No&otrg ftnofo* but Szbhs. 9 



1 X TOBODY knows but Jesus ! 

-L\| *-p- g on j^ t j ie |^ re f ra j n 

Of a quaint, pathetic slave-song, 
But it comes again and again. 

11. 

I only heard it quoted, 

And I do not know the rest ; 
But the music of the message 

Was wonderfully blessed. 

in. 
For it fell upon my spirit 

Like sweetest twilight psalm, 
When the breezy sunset waters 

Die into starry calm. 



62 LOYAL RESPONSES. 

IV. 
1 Nobody knows but Jesus ! ' 

Is it not better so, 
That no one else but Jesus, 

My own dear Lord, should know ? 

v. 

When the sorrow is a secret 
Between my Lord and me, 

I learn the fuller measure 
Of His quick sympathy. 

VI. 

Whether it be so heavy, 

That dear ones could not bear 
To know the bitter burden 

They could not come and share ; 

VII. ' 

Whether it be so tiny, 

That others could not see 

Why it should be a trouble, 
And seem so real to me ; 

VIII. 

Either, and both, I lay them 
Down at my Master's feet, 



'NOBODY KNOWS BUT JESUS: 63 

And find diem, alone with Jesus, 
Mysteriously sweet 

IX. 

Sweet, for they bring me closer 
To the dearest, truest Friend ; 

Sweet, for He comes the nearer, 
As 'neath the cross I bend ; 

x. 
Sweet, for they are the channels 

Through which His teachings flow ; 
Sweet, for by these dark secrets 

His heart of love I know. 

XI. 

\ Nobody knows but Jesus ! ' 

It is music for to-day, 
And through the darkest hours 

It will chime along the way. 

XII. 

'Nobody knows but Jesus ! ' 
My Lord, I bless Thee now 

For the sacred gift of sorrow 
That no one knows but Thou. 



64 LOYAL RESPONSES, 



Twentieth Day. 



$e is tfjg %ife. 
i. 

JESUS, Thy life is mine ! 
Dwell evermore in me ; 
And let me see 
That nothing can untwine 
My life from Thine. 



Thy life in me be shown I 
Lord, I would henceforth seek 

To think and speak 
Thy thoughts, Thy words alone, 

No more my own. 

in. 
Thy love, Thy joy, Thy peace, 
Continuously impart 
Urrto my heart ; 



HE IS THY LIFE. 65 

Fresh springs, that never cease, 
But still increase. 

IV. 

The blest reality 

Of resurrection power, 

Thy Church's dower, 
Life more abundantly, 

Lord, give to me I 



Thy fullest gift, O Lord, 
Now at Thy feet I claim, 

Through Thy dear name ! 
And touch the rapturous chord 

Of praise forth poured. 

VI. 

Jesus, my life is Thine, 
And evermore shall be 

Hidden in Thee ! 
For nothing can untwine 

Thy life from mine. 



66 LOYAL RESPONSES. 



Twenty-First Day. 



(SntQtttjfj* 
i. 

I AM so weak, dear Lord, I cannot 
stand 
One moment without Thee ! 
But oh ! the tenderness of Thine enfolding, 
And oh ! the faithfulness of Thine upholding, 
And oh ! the strength of Thy right hand I 
That strength is enough for mc ! 

ir. 
I am so needy, Lord, and yet I know, 

All fulness dwells in Thee ; 
And hour by hour that never-failing treasure 
Supplies and fills, in overflowing measure, 
My least, my greatest need ; and so 

Thy grace is enough for mc ! 



ENOUGH. 67 



in. 
It is so sweet to trust Thy word alone : 

I do not ask to sec 
The unveiling of Thy purpose, or the shining 
Of future light on mysteries untwining : 
Thy promise-roll is all my own, — 

Thy word is enough for me ! 

IV. 

The human heart asks love ; but now I 
know 

That my heart hath from Thee 
All real, and full, and marvellous affection, 
So near, so human ; yet divine perfection 
Thrills gloriously the mighty glow ! 

Thy love is enough for me ! 

v. 

There were strange soul -depths, restless, 
vast, and broad, 

Un fathomed as the sea ; 
An infinite craving for some infinite stilling; 
But now Thy perfect love is perfect filling ! 
Lord Jesus Christ, my Lord, my God, 

Thou, Thou art enough for me ! 



» II* I < ■■ — I ■ ' ■ 

68 LOYAL RESPONSES. 



Twenty-Second Day. 

an 

i. 

GOD'S reiterated ■ all ! ' 
O wondrous word of peace and 
power ! 
Touching with its tuneful fell 
The rising of each hidden hour, 

All the day. 

ii. 
Only all His word believe, 

All peace and joy your heart shall fill, 
All things asked ye shall receive : 
This is thy Father's word and will, 

For to-day. 

in. 
1 All I have is Thine/ saith lie. 

'All things are yours,' He saith again ; 



ALL. 69 

All the promises for thee 

Are scaled with Jesus Christ's Amen, 
For to-day. 

IV. 

He shall all your need supply, 
And He will make all grace abound ; 

Always all sufficiency 

In Him for all things shall be found, 
For to-day. 

v. 

All His work He shall fulfil, 

All the good pleasure of His will, 

Keeping thee in all Thy ways, 

And with thee always, 'all the days,' 

And to-day ! 



70 LOYAL RESPONSES. 



Twenty-Third Day. 



©nig* 

i. 

ONLY a mortal's powers, 
Weak at their fullest strength ; 
Only a few swift-flashing hours, 
Short at their fullest length. 

ii. 
Only a page for the eye, 

Only a word for the ear, 
Only a smile, and by and by 

Only a quiet tear. 

in. 
Only one heart to give, 

Only one voice to use ; * 

Only one little life to live, 

And only one to lose. 



ONLY. 71 

IV. 

Poor is my best, and small : 

IIow could I dare divide? 
Surely my Lord shall have it all, 

He shall not be denied 1 

v. 

All ! for far more I owe 

Than all I have to bring ; 
All ! for my Saviour loves me so I 

All ! for I love my King ! 

VI. 

All ! for it is His own, 

He gave the tiny store ; 
All ! for it must be His alone; 

All for I have no more. 

VII. 

All ! for the last and least 

He stoopeth to uplift : 
The altar of my great High Priest 

Shall sanctify my gift. 



72 LOYAL RESPONSES. 



Twenty-Fourth Day. 



Pto plaster. 

■ I love my master ; . . . I will not go out free. 

And he shall serve him for ever.' — Ex. xxi. 5, 6. 

I. 

I LOVE, I love my Master, 
I will not go out free, 
For He is my Redeemer, 
He paid the price for me. 

11. 

I would not leave His service, 

It is so sweet and blest ; 
And in the weariest moments 
He gives the truest rest. 

in. 
I would not halve my service, 
His only must it be, — 



MY MASTER. 



His only, who so loved me 
And gave Himself for me. 

IV. 

My Master shed His life-blood 

My vassal life to win, 
And save me from the bondage 

Of tyrant self and sin. 

v. 

He chose me for His service, 
And gave me power to choose 

That blessed, l perfect freedom ' 
Which I shall never lose : 

VI. 

For He hath met my longing 
With word of golden tone, 

That I shall serve for ever 
Himself, Himself alone. 

VII. 

■ Shall serve Him ' hour by hour, 
For He will show me how ; 

My Master is fulfilling 
His promise even now ! 



74 LOYAL RESPONSES. 

vi i r. 
- Shall serve Him,' and ' for ever ; ' 

hope most sure, most fair ! 
The perfect love outpouring 

In perfect service there I 

IX*. 

Rejoicing and adoring, 

Henceforth my song shall be : 
I love, I love my Waster, 

1 will not go out free. 



PERFECT PEACE. 75 



Twenty-Fifth Day. 



perfect $cace, 
1. 

LIKE a river glorious 
Is God's perfect peace, 
Over all victorious 

In its bright increase. 
Perfect — vet it flowcth 

Fuller every day ; 
Perfect — yet it growcth 
Deeper all the way. 
Chorus. Stayed upon Jehovah, 
Hearts are fully blest, 
Finding, as He promised, 
Perfect peace and rest 

11. 

Hidden in the hollow 

Of His blessed hand, 
Never foe can follow, 

Never traitor stand. 



76 LOYAL RESPONSES. 

Not a surge of worry, 

Not a shade of care, 
Not a blast of hurry 
Touch the spirit there. 
Chorus. Stayed upon Jehovah, 

Hearts are fully blest, 

Finding, as He promised, 

Perfect peace and rest 

m. 
Every joy or trial 

Falleth from above, 
Traced upon our dial 
By the Sun of Love. 
We may trust Him solely 

All for us to do ; 
They who trust Him wholly, 
Find Him wholly true. 
Chorus. Stayed upon Jehovah, 
Hearts are fully blest, 
Finding, as He promised, 
Perfect peace and rest 



/ AM WITH THEE, 77 



Twenty-Sixth Day. 
£ ant foitlj tljce. 



1 



In His truth and tender grace; 
Scaled the promise, grandly spoken, 
With how many a mighty token 
Of His love and faithfulness. 

n. 

He is with irne !- -In thy dwelling, 

Shielding thee from fear of ill ; 
All thy burdens kindly bearing, 
For thy dear ones gently caring, 
Guarding, keeping, blessing still. 



78 LOYAL RESPONSES. 



in. 
He is with thee ! — In thy service 

He is with thee 'certainly/ 
Filling with the Spirit's power, 
Giving in the needing hour 

His own messages by thee. 

IV. 

He is with thee ! — With thy spirit, 
With thy lips, or with thy pen ; 
In the quiet preparation, 
In the heart-bowed congregation, 
Nevermore alone again ! 

v. 

He is with thee ! — With thee always, 

All the nights and all the days ; 
Never failing, never frowning, 
With Ills loving-kindness crowning, 
Tuning all thy life to praise. 

VI. 

He is with thee ! — Thine own Master, 

Leading, loving to the end ; 
Brightening joy and lightening sorrow, 
All to-day, yet mort to-morrow, 

King and Saviour, Lord and Friend. 



/ AM WITH THEE. 79 

VII. 

He is with Thcc ! — Yes, for ever, 

Now, and through eternity ; 
Then with Him for ever dwelling, 
Thou shalt share His joy excelling, 

Thou with Christ, and Christ with thee I 



So LOYAL RESPONSES. 



Twenty-Seventh Day. 



©rust antr Btstrttst 
i. 

DISTRUST thyself, but trust His 
grace ; 
It is enough for thee [ 
In every trial thou shalt trace 
Its all-sufficiency. 

ii. 
Distrust thyself, but trust His strength ; 

In Him thou shalt be strong : 
His weakest ones may learn at length 

A daily triumph-song. 

III. 

Distrust thyself, but trust His love ; 

Rest in its changeless glow : 
And life or death shall only prove 

Its everlasting flow. 



TRUST AND DISTRUST. 81 

IV. 

Distrust thyself, but trust alone 

In Him, for all — for ever ! 
And joyously thy heart shall own 

That Jesus faileth never. 



82 LOYAL RESPONSES. 



Twenty-Eighth Day. 



aSttljout Carefulness. 

'I would have you without carefulness.' — I Cor. 
vii. 32. 



MASTER ! how shall I bless Thy name 
For Thy tender love to me, 
For the sweet enablings of Thy grace, 

So sovereign, yet so free, 
That have taught me to obey Thy word 
And cast my care on Thee ! 

11. 

They tell of weary burdens borne 

For discipline of life, 
Of long anxieties and doubts, 

Of struggle and of strife, 
Of a path of dim perplexities 

With fears and shadows rife. 



WITHOUT CAREFULNESS. 83 

III. 
Oh, I have trod tint weary path, 

With burdens not a few, 
With shadowy faith that Thou would st lead 

And help me safely through, 
Trying to follow and obey, 

And bear my burdens too. 

IV. 

Master ! dear Master, Thou didst speak, 

And yet I did not hear, 
Or long ago I might have ceased 

From every care and fear, 
And gone rejoicing on my way 

From brightening year to year. 

v. 

Just now and then some steeper slope 

Would seem so hard to climb, 
That I must cast my load on Thee ; 

And I left it for a time, 
And wondered at the joy at- heart, 

Like sweetest Christmas chime. 

VI. 

A step or two on winged feet, 
And then I turned to share 



84 LOYAL RESPONSES. 

The burden Thou hadst taken up 

Of ever-pressing care ; 
So what I would not leave with Thee 

Of course I had to bear. 

VII. 

At last Thy precious precepts fell 
On opened heart and car, 

A varied and repeated strain 
I could not choose but hear, 

Enlinking promise and command, 
Like harp and clarion clear : 

VIII. 

1 No anxious thought upon thy brow 
The watching world should see ; 

No carefulness ! O child of God, 
For nothing careful be 1 

But cast thou all thy care on Him 
Who always cares for thee/ 

IX'. 

Did not Thy loving Spirit come 
In gentle, gracious shower, 

To work Thy pleasure in my soul 
In that bright, blessed hour, 



WITHOUT CAREFULNESS. 85 

And to the word of strong command 
Add faith and vvUl and power? 

x. 

It was Thy word, it was Thy will — 

That was enough for me ! 
Henceforth no care shall dim my trust, 

For all is cast on Thee ; 
Henceforth my inmost heart shall praise 

The grace that set me free. 

XI. 

And now I find Thy promise true, 

Of perfect peace and rest ; 
I cannot sigh — I can but sing 

While leaning on Thy breast, 
And leaving everything to Thee, 

Whose ways are always best 

XII. 

I never thought it could be thus, — 

Month after month to know 
The river of Thy peace without 

One ripple in its flow ; 
Without one quiver in the trust, 

One flicker in its crlow. 



86 LOYAL RESPONSES. 

XIII. 

Oh, Thou hast done far more for me 
Than I had asked or thought ! 

I stand and marvel to behold 

What Thou, my Lord, hast wrought, 

And wonder what glad lessons yet 
I shall be daily taught. 

XIV. 

How shall I praise Thee, Saviour dear, 

For this new life so sweet, 
For taking all the care I laid 

At Thy beloved feet, 
Keeping Thy hand upon my heart 

To still each anxious beat ! 

xv. 

I want to praise, with life renewed, 

As I never praised before ; 
With voice and pen, with song and speech, 

To praise Thee more and more, 
And the gladness and the gratitude 

Rejoicingly outpour. 

xvi. 
I long to praise Thee more, and yet 
This is no care to me : 



WITHOUT CAREFULNESS. 87 

If Thou shalt fill my mouth with songs, 

Then I will sing to Thee ; 
And if my silence praise Thee best, 

Then silent I will be. 

XVII. 

Yet if it be Thy will, dear Lord, 

Oh, send me forth, to be 
Thy messenger to careful hearts, 

To bid them taste and see 
How good Thou art to those who cast 

All, all their care on Thee ! 



8S LOYAL RESPONSES. 



Twenty-Ninth Day. 



&!)2 Jfcrigm 

* Righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy 
Ghost.' — Rom. xiv. 17. 



THY reign is righteousness ; 
Not mine, but Thine ! — 
A covering no less 
Than the broad, bright waves of Thy great 
sea, 
That roll triumphantly 
From line to pole, and pole to line ; 
A reign where every rebel thought 

In sweet captivity 
To Thine obedience is brought. 

ir. 

Thy reign is perfect peace ; 

Not mine, but Thine ! — . 
A stream that cannot cease, 



THY REIGN. 89 



For its fountain is Thy heart O depth 
unknown ! 
Thou givest of Thine own, 
Pouring from Thine and filling 

mine. 
The * noise of war* hath passed 
away ; 
God's peace is on the throne, 
Ruling with undisputed sway. 

in. 
Thy reign is joy divine ; 
Not mine, but Thine, 
Or else not any joy to me ! 
For a joy that flowed not from Thine 
own, 
Since Thou hast reigned alone, 
Were vacancy or misery. 
O sunshine of Thy realm, how bright 

This radiance from Thy throne, 
Unspeakable in calmest light 1 

IV. 

Thy reign shall still increase ! 

I claim Thy word, — 
Let righteousness and peace 



go LOYAL RESPONSES. 

And joy in the Holy Ghost be found, 

And more and more abound 
In me, through Thee, O Christ my Lord ; 
Take unto Thee Thy power, who art 

My Sovereign, many-crowned 1 
Stablish Thy kingdom in my heart 



TRIED, PRECIOUS, SURE. 91 



Thirtieth Day, 



&rtetr, precious, &nvt. 

f 'The same yesterday, and to-day, and for 
Jesus \ ever.' — Heb. xiii. 8. 
Christ "1 'A stone, a tried stone, a precious comer 

[ stone, a sure foundation.' — Isa. xxviii. 16. 

I. 

THROUGH the yesterday of ages, 
Jesus, Thou hast been the Same ; 
Through our own life's chequered pages, 

Still the one dear changeless name. 
Well may we in Thee confide, 
Faithful Saviour, proved and ' tried ! ' 



Joyfully we stand and witness 
Thou art still to-day The Same ; 

In Thy perfect, glorious fitness, 
Meeting every need and claim. 

Chiefest of ten thousand Thou ! 

Saviour, O most * precious/ now! 



92 LOYAL RESPONSES. 

III. 
Gazing down the far for ever, 

Brighter glows the one sweet Name, 
Stedfast radiance, paling never, 

Jesus, Jesus ! still the Same. 
Evermore 'Thou shalt endure/ 
Our own Saviour, strong and 'sire ! ' 



JUST WHEN THOU WILT. 93 



Thirty-First Day. 



3ust foljm QTfjou foilt* 



JUST when Thou wilt, Master, call ! 
Or at the noon, or evening fall, 
Or in the dark, or in the light, — 
Just when Thou wilt, it must be right 

11. 
Just when Thou wilt, O Saviour, come, 
Take me to dwell in Thy bright home ! 
Or when the snows have crowned my head, 
Or ere it hath one silver thread. 

in. 
Just when Thou wilt, O Bridegroom, say, 
* Rise up, my love, and come away ! ' 
Open to me Thy golden gate, 
Just when Thou wilt, or soon, or late. 



94 LOYAL RESPONSES. 

IV. 

Just when Thou wilt — Thy time is best — 
Thou Shalt appoint my hour of rest, 
Marked by the Sun of perfect love, 
Shining unchangeably above. 

v. 

Just when Thou wilt ! — no choice for me I 
Life is a gift to use for Thee ; 
Death is a hushed and glorious tryst, 
With Thee, my King, my Saviour, Christ 1 



INDEX TO FIRST LINES. 






PACK 


And I have wounded Thee— oh, wounded 


Thee ! 


• 31 


Are you shining for Jesus, dear one ? 


47 


Distrust thyself, but trust His grace, 


8o 


God's reiterated ■ all ! ' . 


68 


He who hath led, will lead, 


18 


Holy Father, Thou hast spoken, 


■ 56 


I am so weak, dear Lord, I cannot stand, 


66 


I am trusting Thee, Lord Jesus, 


43 


1 1 am with thee ! ' He hath said it, . , 


■ 77 


I know the crimson stain of sin, • . , 


40 


I love, I love my Master, 


72 


Increase our faith, beloved Lord ! 


■ 58 


Jesus, Thy life is mine ! . 


. 64 


Just to let thy Father do, . 


14 






Like a river glorious, .... 


75 


Looking unto Jesus ! , 


AS 


Master ! how shall I bless Thy name, . « 


82 


My Lord, dost Thou indeed remember me, 


37 


* Nobody knows but Jesus ! ' . . « 
95 


61 



9 6 



LOYAL KESrOXSES. 



Only a mortal's powers, .... 

Precious, precious blood of Jesus, 

Resting on the faithfulness of Christ our Lord 

Set apart for Jesus ! .... 

Take my life, and let it be, . . • 

Through the yesterday of ages, 

Thy reign is righteousness, 

True-hearted, whole-hearted, faithful and loyal 

Unto him that hath, Thou givest, 

What hast Thou done for me, O mighty Friend, 

Who is on the Lord's side ? 



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ECHOES FROM THE WORD 



THE CHRISTIAN YEAR. 



BY THE LATE 

FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL. 



"Thy Word is truth." 
* Songs in the house of my pilgrimage." 



WITH PREFA TORY NOTE 

By the Rev. Charles Bullock, B.D., 

Editor of il T/it Day of Days." 



NEW YORK : 
ANSON D. F. RANDOLPH & COMPANY 

38 WEST TWENTY-THIRD STREET. 



CHOSEN LESSONS. 

'• Him shall He teach in the way that He shall 
choose." — Ps. xxv. 12. 

In the way that He shall choose 

He will teach us ; 
Not a lesson we shall lose : 

All shall reach us. 

Stra7ige and difficult indeed 

We may find it, 
But the blessing that we need 

Is behind it. 

All the lessons He shall send 

Are the yivcetest: 

And His training, in the cnd t 

Is comfiletest. 

F. R. II 

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PREFATORY NOTE. 



" Echoes from the Word " were 
written and arranged by the gifted and 
lamented FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL 
as a monthly series of papers for The Day 
of Days during the year 1879. I ^ a d sug- 
gested the title to her; and although her 
hands were full of work for the Master, 
with the impulsive readiness of willing- 
hood which so characterized her devoted 
life, she at once undertook to meet my 
wish. The title was evidently regarded by 
her as expressive of the one desire which 
so fully pervaded all her writings, namely 
to "echo" only Bible teaching; and this 
no doubt, influenced her to consent. 

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PRE FA TOR Y NO TE. 



Some of the "Echoes" are adapted 
portions of existing poems, but most of 
them were written during her visit to 
Blackheath, in the early part of last year, 
just before her return to Caswell Bay, 
where the message from the King so 
quickly reached her. 

As Sunday morning thoughts during 
the coming New Year, it is hoped they 
will prove pleasant and profitable links of 
grateful memory and hallowed association 
with one who is now keeping the eternal 
Sabbath in the Sanctuary above — called to 

" The ministry 'mid saint and seraph band, 
And service of high praise in the Eternal Land." 

C. B. 

Blackheath, 
November^ 1879. 



CONTENTS. 



PAGI 

Frontispiece — Astley Church, the Rectory, 
and Churchyard. 

Advent, u 

Christmas, 17 

Epiphany, 21 

Lent, 31 

Easter, . 39 

Ascension and Whitsuntide, .... 45 
Trinity, 51 



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HITHERTO AND HENCEFORTH. 
'The Lord hath blessed me hitherto." — Josh. xvii. 14 

Hitherto the Lord hath blessed us, 

Guiding all the way ; 
Heiiceforth let us trust Him fully. 

Trust Him all the day. 

Hitherto the Lord hath loved us, 

Caring for His own ; 
Henceforth let us love Him better. 

Live for Hi)ii alone. 

Hitherto the Lord hath blessed us, 

Crowning all our days ; 
Henceforth let us live to bless Him, 

Live to show His praise. 

F. R. H. in "Home Words? 
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ADVENT. 



"HE COMETH." 

Behold, the Bridegroom cometh : go ye out to mee 

Him." — St. Matt. xxv. 6. 

O herald whisper, falling 

Upon the passing night, 
Mysteriously calling 

The children of the Light ! 

Behold, the Bridegroom cometh, 

Our own beloved Lord I 
This blessed hope upsummeth 

Our zmdeserved reward. 

He cometh I Though the hour 

Nor earth nor heaven may know: 

Sure is the word of power, 

"He cometh I " Even so! 

F. R. H. 



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Advent Sunday 

"THOU ART COMING." 

"Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come 
Lord Jesus." — Rev. xxii. 20. 

Thou art coming, O my Saviour ! 

Thou art coming, O my King! 
In Thy beauty all-resplendent, 
In Thy glory all-transcendent ; 

Well may we rejoice and sing! 
Coming ! In the^opening east, 

Herald brightness slowly swells ! 
Coming ! O my glorious Priest, 

Hear we not Thy golden bells ? 

Thou art coming ! Rays of glory, 

Through the veil Thy death has rent, 
Touch the mountain and the river 
With a golden, glowing quiver, 
Thrill of light and music blent. 

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14 ECHOES FROM THE WORD. 

Earth is brightened when this gleam 
Falls on flower and rock and stream ; 
Life is brightened when this ray 
Falls upon its darkest day. 

Thou art coming ! At Thy Table 

We are witnesses for this, 
While remembering hearts Thou meetest 
In communion clearest, sweetest, 

Earnest of our coming bliss ; 
Showing not Thy death alone, 

And Thy love exceeding great, 
But Thy coming and Thy throne — 

All for which we loner and wait. 



Thou art coming ! We arc waiting. 

With a hope that can not fail ; 
Asking not the day or hour, 
Resting on Thy Word of power, 

Anchored safe within the veil. 
Time appointed may be long, 

But the vision must be sure ; 
Certainty shall make us strong. 

Joyful patience can endure I 



ADVENT. is 



Secxmxl Stwdatj in; $.dvettt. 

"THY WORD." 

' The word of my lord the king shall now be comfort 
able" (margin, "for rest"). — 2 Sam. xiv. 17. 

UPON Thy Word I rest, 

So strong, so sure : 
So full of comfort blest, 
So sweet, so pure — 
The Word that changeth not, that faileth 

never ! 
My King, I rest upon Thy Word forever ! 



Third Suttdatj in $.dvsnt. 

"THE EVERLASTING FATHER." 

** His Name shall be called the Everlasting Father." 
— Isa. ix. 6. 

O NAME of gentlest grace, 

O Name of strength and might : 

Meeting the heart-need of our orphaned race 
With tenderest delight ! 

O.ur everlasting Father ! This is He 

Who came in deep humility a little Child 
to be ! 



16 ECHOES FROM THE WORD. 

FttttJtb Suftdaij in &Hvmt. 

"THY KING COMETH." 
"Behold, thy King cometh unto thee."— Zech. ix. 9 

Cometh in lowliness, 
Cometh in righteousness, 

Cometh in mercy, all-royal and free ! 
Cometh with grace and might, 
Cometh with love and light, 

Cometh, beloved — oh, cometh to thee ! 



CHRISTMAS. 



CHRISTMAS GIFTS. 
•Thou hast received gifts for men." — Ps. lxviii. 18. 

Christmas gifts for thee % 
Grand and free I 
Christmas gifts from the King of love, 
Brought from His royal Home above ; 
Brought to thee in the far-off land, 
Brought to thee by His own dear Hand. 
Promises held by Christ for thee, 
Peace as a river flowing free, 
Joy that in His own joy must live, 
And love that Infinite Love can give. 
Surely thy heart of hearts uplifts 
Carols of praise for such Christmas gifts / 

F. R. H., in "Home Words;' 1879. 



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ghristmas-Batj* 

"UNTO us." 

" Unto us a Child is born." — IsA. ix. 6. 

UNTO you the Child is born 

On this blessed Christmas morn ; 

Unto you, to be your Peace ; 

Unto you, for He hath found you , 

Unto you, with full release 

From the weary chains that bound you 

Unto you, that you may rise 

Unto Him above the skies ! 



First Swtdaij after ghmtmas* 

"CHRIST WITH US." 

"The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit." 
— 2 Tim. iv. 22. 

FOR the weariest day 
May Christ be thy Stay ; 
For the darkest night 
May Christ be thy Light ; 
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20 ECHOES FROM THE WORD. 

For the weakest hour 
May Christ be thy Power ; 
For each moment's fall 
May Christ be thy All. 



Ssctrod Strodag aitev ©tmstroas; 

THE WALK WITH GOD. 

" Enoch walked with God : and he was not ; for 
God took him." — Gen. v. 22. 

So may'st thou walk ! from hour to hour 

Of every passing year, 

Keeping so very near 
To Him, whose power is love, whose love 

is power. 
So may'st thou walk ! in His clear light, 

Leaning on Him alone, 

Thy life His very own, 
Until He takes thee up to walk with Him 
in white. 



THE EPIPHANY. 



"TELL IT OUT." 

Tell it out among the heathen that the Lord is 
King." — Ps. xcvi. 10. 

Tell it out among the heathen that the Lord is 

King I 
Tell it out, tell it out I 
Tell it out amo?ig the nations : bid them shout 

and sing : 
Tell it out, tell it out / 
Tell it out with adoratioji, that He shall in* 

crease ; 
That the mighty King of Glory is the King of 

Peace. 
Tell it out with jitbilatio?i t though the waves 

may roar, 

That He sitteth on the water-floods, our King 

for evermore / 

F. R. H. 



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The Ejxiptmmj. 

"THE SUN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.' 

M Unto you that fear My Name shall the Sun of 
Righteousness arise." — Mal. iv. 2. 

WHEN first the sun dispels the cloudy night, 
The glad hills catch the radiance from 

afar, 
And smile for joy ! We say : " How fair 
they are ! 
Tree, rock, and heather-bloom, so clear and 

bright!" 
But when the sun draws near in westering 
might, 
Enfolding all in one transcendent blaze 
Of sunset glow, we trace them not, but 
gaze 
And wonder at the glorious, holy light. 
Come nearer, Sun of Righteousness ! that 
we 
Whose swift short hours of day so swift- 
ly run, 

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24 ECHOES FROM THE WORD. 

So overflowed with love and light may be, 

So lost in glory of the nearing Sun, 
That not our light, but Thine, the world 
may see — 
New praise to Thee through our poor 
lives be won. 



First Stradag after Epiphany;. 

"MY SABBATHS." 

44 1 gave them my Sabbaths, to be a sign between mo 
and them." — Ezek. xx. 12. 

The token of His truth and care, the gift 
that He hath blessed ; 

The pledge of our inheritance, the earnest 
of His rest ; 

The diamond hours of holy light, the God- 
entrusted leisure ! 

Oh, for a heart to prize aright this rich and 
heavenly treasure ! 



THE EPIPHANY. 25 

Secawd Stmdatj after Epipbattij* 

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STILLNESS. 
11 Be quiet ; fear not." — Isa. vii. 4. 

THOU layest Thy hand on the fluttering 
heart, 
And sayest : " Be still ! " 
The silence and shadow are only a part 

Of Thy sweet will ; 
Thy presence is with me, and where Thou 
art 
I fear no ill. 



Third Sunday after Epipbatwj. 

"SILENT TO THE LORD." 

" Rest in the Lord [" Be silent to the Lord/' margin], 
and wait patiently for Him." — Ps. xxxviii. 7. 

REST, and be silent ! For,faithfully listening, 
Patiently waiting, thine eyes shall behold 

Pearls in the waters of quietness glistening, 
Treasures of promise that He shall unfold. 

Rest, and be silent ! for Jesus is here, 

Calming and stilling each ripple of fear. 



26 ECHOES FROM THE WORD. 

Wtmtth Stmdarj after Epiphany. 

CHILDREN OF THE DAY. 

"Thine age shall be clearer than the noonday 
thou shalt shine forth, thou shalt be as the morning. 
—Job. xi. 17. 

Fear not the westering shadows, 

Oh, children of the Day ! 
For brighter still and brighter 

Shall be your homeward way. 
Resplendent as the morning, 

With fuller glow and power, 
And clearer than the noonday, 

Shall be your sunset hour. 



Fifth Suttdaij after Epiphany 

THE UNFAILING ONE. 
" He faileth not."— Zeph. iii. 5. 

He who hath led, will lead 
All through the wilderness; 

He who hath fed, will feed ; 

He who hath blessed, will bless : 



THE EPIPHANY. 27 

He who hath heard thy cry 

Will never close His ear ; 
He who hath marked thy faintest sigh 

Will not forget thy tear. 
He loveth always, faileth never ! 

So rest on Him, to-day, forever! 

He who hath made thee whole 

Will heal thee day by day ; 
He who hath spoken to thy soul, 

Hath many things to say. 
He who hath gently taught 

Yet more will make thee know ; 
He who so wondrously hath wrought, 

Yet greater things will show. 
He loveth always, faileth never ; 
So rest on Him to-day, forever ! 



Sixth Swtdatj after Epipfoamj. 

"I KNOW." 
" I know Whom I have believed." — 2 Tim. i. 12. 

I KNOW the crimson stain of sin, 
Defiling all without, within ; 



28 ECHOES FROM THE WORD. 

But now rejoicingly I know 
That He has washed me white as snow. 
I praise Him for the crimson tide, 
Because I know that Jesus died. 

I know the helpless, hopeless plaint, 
"The whole head sick, the whole heart 

faint;" 
But now I trust His touch of grace, 
That meets so perfectly my case — 
So tenderly, so truly deals : 
Because I know that Jesus heals. 



Soptuagssima Stmdajj, 

EVERLASTING LOVE. 

"And to know the love of Christ, which passeth 
knowledge." — Eph. iii. 19. 

O LOVE surpassing thought, 
So bright, so grand, so clear, so true, so 
glorious ! 
Love infinite, love tender, love unsought, 



THE EPIPHANY. 29 

Love changeless, love rejoicing, love vic- 
torious ! 

And this great love for us in boundless 
store ; 

Christ's everlasting love ! What would'st 
thou more ? 



Ssxagssima Stmdatj. 

THE MYSTERY OF GRACE. 

M The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear Him, in 
those that hope in His mercy." — Ps. cxlvii. 11. 

O MYSTERY of grace 
That chooseth us to stand before Thy face, 
To be Thy " special treasure/' 
Thy portion, Thy delight, Thine own ; 

That taketh pleasure 
In them that fear Thy Name, that hope 
alone 
In Thy sweet mercy's boundless measure ! 



30 ECHOES FROM THE WORD. 

duim^tmiyssiroa Simdaij. 

STRONG IN HIM. 

M Finally, .my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and ia 
the power of His might." — Epii. vi. 10. 

DISTRUST thyself, but trust His strength ; 

In Him thou shalt be strong ! 
His weakest ones may learn at length 

A daily triumph song. 

Distrust thyself, but trust His love, 

Rest in its changeless glow : 
And life or death shall only prove 

Its everlasting flow. 



LENT, 



FORGIVEN— EVEN UNTIL NOW. 

" Thou hast forgiveii — even until now / " 
We bless Thee, Lord, for this, 
And take Thy great forgiveness as we bow 

In depth of sorrowing bliss ; 
While over all the long, regretful past 
This veil of wondrous grace Thy sovereign hand 
doth cast. 

u Forgiven until now! 9 ' For Jesus died 

To take our sins away ! 

His blood was shed, and still the infinite tide 

Flows full and deep to-day. 

He paid the debt ; we own it, and go free / 

The cancelled bond is cast in love's taifathomei 

sea. 

F. R. II. in "Home Words." 



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First Stmdatj in Hmt 

" COME YE APART." 

"And He said unto them, Come ye yourselves 
apart, into a desert place, and rest awhile." — St. 
Mark vi. 31. 

Oh, for " a desert place " with only the 

Master's smile ! 
Oh, for the " coming apart" with only His 

"rest awhile !" 
Many are " coming and going" with busy 

and restless feet, 
And the soul is hungering now, with " no 

leisure so much as to eat." 

Well: I will wait in the crowd till He shall 

call me apart, 
Till the silence fall which shall waken the 

music of mind and heart ; 
Patiently wait till He give the work of my 

secret choice, 
Blending the song of life with the thrill of 

the Master's voice. 

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34 ECHOES FROM THE WORD. 

ScctMtd Stwxlatj i» HLmL 

THE PAST AND THE PRESENT. 

"Forgetting those things which are behind, . . . 
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high call 
ing of God in Christ Jesus." — Phil. Hi. 13, 14. 

LEAVE behind thy faithless sorrow, 
And thine every anxious care ; 

He who only knows the morrow 
Can for thee its burden bear. 

Leave behind the doubting spirit, 
And thy heavy load of sin ! 

By thy mighty Saviour's merit 
Life eternal thou shalt win. 



Third Sundatj in &Dn:t 

DARKNESS AND LIGHT. 

"What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye also in 
1. "—St. Matt. x. 27. 

Floating through the sombre stillness 
Came the loved and loving voice, 

Speaking peace and solemn gladness, 
That His children might rejoice. 



LENT. 35 

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What He tehs thee in the darkness, 
Songs He giveth in the night — 

Rise and speak it in the morning, 
Rise and sing them in the light ! 



Wtmvlh Suftdatj in TLmt. 

THE FOUNTAIN OPENED. 

"A fountain opened for sin and for uncle»ftii«»s. 
.... Wounded in the house of My friends." — Zech. 
xiii. I, 6. 

AND I have wounded Thee — oh, wounded 
Thee! 
Wounded the dear, dear Hand that holds 
me fast ; 
Oh, to recall the word ! That can not be I 
Oh, to unthink the thought that out of 
reach hath passed ! 

O precious blood ! Lord, let it rest on me ! 
I ask not only pardon from my King, 



36 ECHOES FROM THE WORD. 

But cleansing from my Priest. I come to 
Thee, 
Just as I came at first — a sinful, helpless 
thing. 

O Saviour, bid me " go and sin no more," 
And keep me always 'neath the mighty 
flow 
Of Thy perpetual fountain ; I implore, 
That Thy perpetual cleansing I may fully 
know ! 



Wiith §ttttda# in &mit. 
god's rest. 

11 Come unto Me, and I will give you rest." — St. 

Matt. xi. 28. 

Oh, rest, so true, so sweet ! 

(Would it were shared by all the weary 
world !) 

Neath shadowing banner of His love un- 
furled ; 



LENT. 3* 

We bend to kiss the Master's pierced feet ; 
Then lean our love upon His boundless 
breast, 
And know God's Rest. 



Tfrs Sunday; mxt hzitxvz lasted 

THE CORNER-STONE. 

" Behold, I lay in Zion a chief Corner-stone, elect, 
precious." — i St. Pet. ii. 6. 

MARVELOUS and very precious is the Cor- 
ner-stone Elect : 

Though rejected by the builders, chosen by 
the Architect. 

All-supporting, all-uniting, and all-crown* 
ing, tried and sure ; 

True Foundation, yet true Headstone of 
His Temple bright and pure. 



38 ECHOES FROM THE WORD. 

OUR SUBSTITUTE. 

14 If our transgressions and our sins be upon us, 
and we pine away in them, how should we then live ?* 
— Ezek. xxxiii. 10. 

" The Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.* 
— ISA. liii. 6. 

On Thee, the Lord 

My mighty sins hath laid ; 

And against Thee Jehovah's sword 
Flashed forth its fiery blade. 

The stroke of justice fell on Thee, 

That it might never fall on me. 



EASTER. 



AN EASTER PRAYER. 

"That I may know Him, and the power of His 
Resurrection." — Phil. iii. 10. 

Oh, let me know 
The power of Thy Resurrection ; 

Oh, let me show 
Thy Risen life in calm and clear reflection; 

Oh, let me soar 
Where Thou, ?ny Saviour Christ, art gone before , 

I?i mind and heart 
Let me dwell always, only, where Thou art. 

Oh, let 7ne give 
Out of the gifts Thou freely givest ; 

Oh, let me live 
With life abundantly because Thou livest ; 

Oh, make me shine 
In darkest places, for Thy light is mine ; 

Oh, let me sing 
For very joy because Thou art my King. 

F. R. H. 



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Easter-Bat?. 

''ARISE, shine!" 

Arise, shine ; for thy light is come, and the glory o 
the Lord is risen upon thee." — Isa. lx. I. 



ARISE, for He is risen to-day ! - 
And shine, for He is glorified ! 

Put on thy beautiful array, 

And keep perpetual Easter-tide. 



First Sunday after Easter. 

EASTER HALLELUJAHS. 

41 1 have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgres- 
sions, and, as a cloud, thy sins : return unto Me ; 
{(V I have redeemed thee. Sing, O ye heavens ; for 
\\q Lord hath done it : shout, ye lower parts of the 
c irth : break forth into singing, ye mountains, O for- 
£ it, and every tree therein : for the Lord hath redeemed 
^cob, and glorified Himself in Israel." — Isa. xliv. 
f2, 23. 

")H, mountain height, break forth and sing 
In color music fair and sweet ! 

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42 ECHOES FROM THE WORD. 

Oh, forest depths, awake and bring 
Your delicate odors to His feet ! 
Sing, for the Lord hath done it ! 
Proclaim redemption, for He won it ! 
Let Easter hallelujahs rise from every living 
thing ! 



S^ctxnd Stwdatj afte? Easts?. 

RESURRECTION LIFE. 

" If we have been planted together in the likeness 
of His death, we shall be also in the likeness of His 
resurrection." — Rom. vi. 5. 

In the likeness, of His death 

We were planted ; 
Therefore, by His Spirit's breath, 

Resurrection life is granted : 
Resurrection beauty glowing, 
Resurrection power outflowing, 
Resurrection gladness cheering, > 

Resurrection glory nearing. 



EASTER. 43 



Third Sunday; afte* Easter 

WONDROUS GRACE. 

11 Ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise 
.e Name of the Lord your God, that hath dealt 
ondrously with you : and My people shall never be 
shamed." — Joel ii. 26. 

WONDROUSLY 
The Lord hath dealt with thee ! 
Wondrous mercy all the way, 
Wondrous patience every day, 
Wondrous pardon, wondrous feeding, 
Wondrous help and wondrous leading 

Wondrously 
**\ 1 Lord shall deal with thee ! 
Vondrous tenderness and grace, 
I A/ondrous shining of His face, 
f< Wondrous faithfulness and power, 
I; Wondrous love from hour to hour. 



44 ECHOES FROM THE WORD. 

Fourth Stwdatj after Easter. 
"he knows/' 

" I know their sorrows." — Exod. iii. 7. 

He knows ! 
Yes, Jesus knows just what you can not telL 

He understands so well ! 
The silence of the heart is heard, 
He does not need a single word. | 

He thinks of you, 
He watcheth and He careth too : 
He pitieth, He loveth ! All this flows 
In one sweet word : " He knows ! " 



^xxgatixxt* Stwdatj. 

THE OPENED TREASURE. 

"The Lord shall open unto thee His good treasure/'. 
— Deut. xxviii. 12. 

His love is the key, and His glory thtl 
measure 
Of grace all-abounding and riches un- 
priced ; 

To thee shall be opened this infinite treas- 
ure — 

To thee, the unsearchable riches of Christ. 



ASCENSION 

AND 

WHITSUNTIDE. 



"SHOWERS OF BLESSING." 

u I will cause the shower to come down in his sc 
son ; there shall be showers of blessing." — Eze 
xxxiv. 26. 

Fair the blossoms opening early: 

For the dew 
Fell up07i them cool and pearly 9 

Brig hte7ii Jig every hue. 
Like a little thirsty flower* 

Lift your face ; 
Seek the gentle, holy shower 

Of the Spirit's grace* 



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! OUR FORERUNNER. 



Within thv veil, whither our Forerunner has for us 
entered." — Heb. vi. 20. 



GOLDEN harps are sounding, 

Angel voices ring, 
Pearly gates are opened — 

Opened for the King ; 
Christ, the King of glory, 

Jesus, King of love, 
Is gone up in triumph 

To His throne above. 

Praying for His children 
In that blessed place, 

Calling them to glory, 
Sending them His grace ; 
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48 



ECHOES FROM THE WORD. 



His bright home preparing, 
Faithful ones, for you ; 

Jesus ever liveth, 
Ever loveth too ! 



Suttdaij after $.scettsi<m, 

LIGHT AND TRUTH. 

' O send out Thy light and Thy truth : let them lead 
me." — Ps. xliii. 3. 

THY light and truth forth sending 
From Thy own radiant side, 
Be Thou our Guard and Guide. 

On Thee alone depending, 
No darkness can affright ; 
Thy shield of Truth and Light 
Clear-flashing through the night, 
Is all defending:. 



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ASCENSION AND WHITSUNTIDE. 49 



Whit-Stmdatj. 

ASKING. 

" If ye then, being evil, know how to give good 
gifts to your children : how much more shall your 
heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask 
Him?" — St. Luke xi. 13. 

O HEAVENLY Father, Thou hast told 

Of a Gift more precious than pearls and 

gold; 
A Gift that is free to every one, 
Through Jesus Christ, Thy only Son : 
For His sake, give it to me. 

Oh, give it to me, for Jesus said, 
That a father giveth his children bread, 
And how much more Thou wilt surely give 
The Gift by which the dead shall live ! 
For Christ's sake, give it to me. 

If Thou hast said it, I must believe 
It is only "ask" and I shall receive ; 
If Thou hast said it, it must be true, 
And there's nothing else for me to do ! 
For Christ's sake, give it to me. 
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50 ECHOES FROM THE WORD. 

So I come and ask, because my need 

Is very great and real indeed. 

On the strength of Thy Word I come a 

say, 
Oh, let Thy Word come true to-day ! 
For Christ's sake, give it to me. 



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'Wayside Chimes n : in "Home Words: 



TRINITY. 



LOVE FOR LOVE. 

11 We have known and believed the love that God 
hath to us." — i St. John iv. 16. 

Knowing that the God on high, 
With a tender Father s grace, 

Waits to hear your faintest cry, 
Waits to show a Father s Face — 

Stay and think ! oh, should not you 

Love this gracious Father too ? 

Knowing Christ was crucified, 
Knowing that He loves yo7t now 

Just as much as when He died 
With the thorns upon His drow — 

Slay and think / oil, should not you 

Love this blessed Saviour too? 

Knowing that a spirit strives 

With your weary, wandering heart, 

Who would change the restless lives \ 

Pure and perfect peace i?npart — 

Stay and think I oh, should not you 

Love this loving Spirit too? 

F. R. H. 

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Trteittj Suttdaij. 

"HEIRS OF GOD." 

" The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, 
that we are the children of God : and if children, then 
heirs ; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ."— • 
Rom. viii. 16, 17. 

Heir thou art by His good pleasure, 

All thy title Spirit-sealed ! 
View thy grand and royal treasure, 
Every gift in Love's full measure, 
Riches of His grace, so great, 
Glory's far-exceeding weight ; 
All in Christ forever thine, 
Light and Life and Love Divine ! 



First Stmdatj alter Trimtij. 

"FROM THIS DAY." 

' From this day will I bless you."— Hag. ii. 14. 

FROM this day 

He shall bless thee. 

(53) 



54 ECHOES FROM THE WORD. 

What shall then distress thee ? 

From this day 
He will never leave thee. 

What shall grieve thee ? 
Christ, thy mighty Friend, 
Loveth to the end 

From this day. 



Secxmd Suudaij after Trmitij. 

FEAR NOT. 

"If God so clothe the grass of the field, which to- 
day is, and to-morrow is cast into the oven, shall Ho 
not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith ? your 
heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all 
these things." — Matt. vi. 30, 32. 

EVERY little flower that grows, 
Every little grassy blade, 

Every little dew-drop shows 
Jesus cares for all He made. 

Jesus loves, and Jesus knows ; 
So you need not be afraid. 



TRINITY. 55 



Third Stmftag afte? 3ftittity. 

"PRECIOUS FAITH." 

"To them that have obtained like precious faith 
with us through the righteousness of God, and ouf 
Saviour Jesus Christ." — 2 Pet. i. i. 

PRECIOUS faith our God hath given ; rich 

in faith is rich indeed ! 
Fire-tried gold from His own treasury, fully 

meeting every need : 
Channel of His grace abounding ; bringing 

peace and joy and light ; 
Purifying, overcoming ; linking weakness 

with His might. 



Fourth Stmdatj alts? Trinity. 

"THROUGH THE WATERS." 

" When thou passest through the waters, I will be 
with thee." — ISA. xliii, 2. 

When thou passest through the waters 

I will be with thee ! 
Sure and sweet and all-sufficient 

Shall His presence be. 



56 ECHOES FROM THE WORD. 

All God's billows overwhelmed Him 

In the great Atoning day : 
Now He only leads thee through them— 

With thee all the way. 



Filth SSuttdaij after Trimtij. 

THE SOWER AND THE HARVEST. 

"Let him that heareth say, Come." — Rev. xxii. 17 
M Precious seed." — Ps. cxxvi. 6. 

The seed of a single word 
Fell among the furrows deep, 
In their silent, wintry sleep, 

And the sower never an echo heard. 

But the " Come ! " was not in vain : 
For that germ of life and love 

'Neath the blessed Spirit's quickening rain 

Made a golden sheaf of precious grain 
For the Harvest Home above. 



TRINITY. 57 



Sixth Sunday zftev Trimttj* 

THE BELIEVER'S REST. 

*' For we which have believed do enter into rest." 
— Heb. iv. 3. 

THE weary quest 
Is over now, for He who loves us calleth 
'Come unto Me, and I will give you rest.' 

That still Voice falleth 
On hearts that, listening, are blest. 
And daily shall that blessing flow, 
And daily shall the gladness grow, 
For we which have believed do enter into 
rest. 



§mmth Sundatj after Trimttj* 
"precious" in death. 

' Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His 
saints."— Ps. cxvi. 15. 

PRECIOUS, precious to Jehovah is His chil- 
dren's holy sleep ; 

He is with them in the passing through the 
waters cold and deep : 



58 ECHOES FROM THE WORD, 

Everlasting love enfolds them softly, sweetly 

to His breast, 
Everlasting love receives them to His glory 

and His rest. 



Eighth Suadatf after Trittittj. 

"GREAT THINGS." 

"The Lord hath done great things for us, whereof 
we are glad." — Ps. cxxvi. 3. 

"Be glad and rejoice, for the Lord will do great 
things." — Joel ii. 21. 

The Lord hath done great things for thee ! 

All through the fleeted days, 
Jehovah hath dealt wondrously ; 

Lift up thy heart and praise ! 
For greater things thine eyes shall see, 

Child of His loving choice ! 
The Lord will do great things for thee ; 

Fear not ; be glad ; rejoice 1 



TRINITY. 59 



Birrth Etwdaij after Tnmttj. 

"THY HAND." 

" Thy hand presseth me sore." — Ps. xxxviii. 2. 
" In the shadow of His hand hath He hid me."- 
Isa. xlix. 2. 

TlS Thy dear hand, Saviour, 

That presseth sore, 
The hand that bears the nail-prints 

Forevermore. 
And now beneath its shadow, 

Hidden by Thee, 
The pressure only tells me 

Thou lovest me. 



Tetrth Smtdaij after Trimttj- 

THE SEALED SPIRIT. 
' Set me as a seal upon Thine heart." — Cant. viii. 6 

Now, Lord, I give myself to Thee : 

I would be wholly Thine : 
As Thou hast given Thyself to me, 

And Thou art wholly mine. 
Oh, take me, seal me, on Thine heart, 
Whence life nor death shall ever part. 



60 ECHOES FROM THE WORD. 

■Etevstttb Suudaij after Trmitij. 

"SONS OF ZION." 

"The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold.** 
— Lam. iv. 2. 

SONS of Zion, ye are precious in youf 

heavenly Father's sight : 
Ye are His peculiar treasure : ye His jewels 

of delight ; 
Sought and chosen, cleansed and polished, 

purchased with transcendent cost : 
Kept in His own Royal casket, never, never 

to be lost. 



Twelfth Suudatj; after Trimtij 

ALLEGIANCE. 

14 Casting down imaginations, and every high thtr% 
that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and 
bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience 
of Christ." — 2 Cor. x. 3. 

LET every thought 

Be captive brought, 
Lord Jesus Christ, to Thine own sweet obe- 
dience : 

That I may know 

In cbbless flow 
The perfect peace of full and pure allegiance 



TRINITY. 6l 



Thirteenth Sundatj after Trimtij. 

ONLY FOR JESUS. 

" Keep this forever in the imagination of the 
thoughts of the heart of Thy people, and prepare 
their heart unto Thee." — I Chron. xxix. 18. 

Only for Jesus ! Lord, keep it forever, 
Sealed on the heart, and engraved on the 
life: 
Pulse of all gladness, and nerve of endeavor, 
Secret of rest, and the strength of our 
strife. 



Fourteenth Sunday; after Trinity. 

THE CHANGELESS WRITING. 

" The writing which is written in the King's name, 
and sealed with the King's ring, may no man reverse." 
— Estii. viii. 8. 

For He hath given us a changeless writing, 

Royal decrees that light and gladness 

bring ; 

Signed with His Name in glorious inditing, 

Sealed on our hearts with His own signet 

ring. 



63 ECHOES FROM THE WORD. 

WHUmih Stmdag after Trimttj. 

THE REFINER. 

" That the trial of your faith, being much more pre- 
cious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried 
with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and 
glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ." — i Pet. i. 7. 

PRECIOUS, more than gold that wasteth, is 

the trial of your faith : 
Fires of anguish or temptation can not dim 

it, can not scathe ! 
Your Refiner sitteth watching till His image 

shineth clear, 
For His glory, praise, and honor, when the 

Saviour shall appear. 



Sixtsstttb Etwda# after Trimttj* 

THY WILL BE DONE. 

44 Understanding what the will of the Lord is." 
— ErH. v. 17. 

WITH quivering heart and trembling will 
The word hath passed thy lips, 

Within the shadow, cold and still, 
Of some fair joy's eclipse — 



TRINITY. 63 



" Thy will be done ! " Thy God hath heard, 
And He will crown that faith-framed word. 

Thy prayer shall be fulfilled — but how ? 

His thoughts are not as thine ; 
While thou wouldst only weep and bow, 

He saith : " Arise and shine ! " 
Thy thoughts were all of grief and night, 
But His of boundless joy and light. 

Thy Father reigns supreme above ; 

The glory of His Name 
Is Grace and Wisdom, Truth and Love — 

His will must be the same. 
And thou hast asked all joys in one, 
In whispering forth : " Thy will be done/' 



ALL OUR NEED. 

1 My God shall supply all your need according to His 
riches in glory by Christ Jesus." — Phil. iv. 19. 

Who shall tell our untold need, 

Deeply felt though scarcely known ? 

Who the hungering soul can feed, 
Guard, and guide, but God alone ? 



64 ECHOES FROM THE WORD. 

Ask not Jiozv, but trust Him still ; 
Ask not when, but wait His will ; 
Simply on His word rely, 
God "shall" all your need supply. 



Eighteenth: Stmdatj alter Trimttj. 

THE GREAT PHYSICIAN. 

"They came into the land of Gennesaret. And 
when the men of that place had knowledge of Him, 
they sent out into all that country round about, and 
brought unto Him all that were diseased ; and be- 
sought Him that they might only touch the hem of 
His garment ; and as many as touched were made per- 
fectly whole." — St. Matt. xiv. 34-36. 

O TENDER One, O Mighty One, who never 

sent away 
The sinner or the sufferer, Thou art the 

Same to-day ! 
The Same in Love, the Same in Power, and 

Thou art waiting still, 
To heal the multitudes that come — yea* 

" whosoever will ! M 



TRINITY. 65 



Oh, make us fervent in the quest, that we 
may bring them in, 

The weary and the wounded, and the suf- 
ferers from sin ; 

The stricken and the dying, let us seek 
them out for Thee, 

And lay them at Thy glorious feet, that 
healed they may be. 



Bmstestttb Stwdayj after Trimttj* 

PEACE TO THE " FAP OFF." 
11 Peace, peace, to him that is far off." — IsjL lvii. 19. 

Peace, peace ! 
Through Him who for all hath died ! 
Wider the terms than thy deepest guilt, 
Or in vain were the blood of our Surety 

spilt : 
Even because thou art far away, 
To thee is the message of peace to-day ; 
Peace through the Crucified. 



66 ECHOES FROM THE WORD. 



Turmrtieth Suudaij after Trinity. 

PEACE TO THE u NEAR." 
" And to him that is near." — Isa. lvii. 19. 

Peace, peace ! 

Look for its bright increase ; 
Deepening, widening, year by year, 
Like a sunlit river, strong, calm, and clear; 
Lean on His love through this earthly vale, 
For His word and His work shall never fail, 

And " He is our Peace." 



Jwmty-ixvst Sunday alter Trinity:. 

"EVEN SO, FATHER." 

14 Even so, Father : for so it seemeth good in Thy 
sight."— St. Matt. xi. 26. 

And if it seemeth good to Thee, my Father 
Shall it seem aught but good to me ? 

Thy will be done ! Thou knowest I would 
rather 
Leave all with Thee ! 



TRINITY. 67 



f wmty-$zotm& Sunday; after Tritt- 
ittj. 

THE SPIRIT'S UNCTION. 

" Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure 
myrrh five hundred shekels, and of svreet cinnamon 
half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and 
of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty shekels, and 
of cassia five hundred shekels, after the shekel of the 
sanctuary, and of oil olive an hin : and thou shalt 
make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment com- 
pound after the art of the apothecary : it shall be an 
holy anointing oil." — Exod. xxx. 23-25. 

Precious ointment, very costly, of chief 

odors pure and sweet, 
Holy gift for Royal priesthood, thus for 

temple-service meet ; 
Such the Spirit's precious unction, oil of 

gladness freely shed ; 
Sanctifying and abiding on the consecrated 

head. 

Xwsttttj-tbird Sixtxdayj after Trinity. 

CLEAVING. 

"Cleave unto Him : for He is thy life." 
— Deut. xxx, 20. 

CHRIST hath called thee,Christ hath blessed ; 
Everlasting life in thine ; 



68 ECHOES FROM THE WORD. 

Closely cleaving, thou shalt rest 

In His glorious love Divine. 
Let Him teach thee what He will, 
In thee day by day fulfill 
All His sweet and blessed will. 



Twmfcij-fourtb Simtlatj after Trin- 
ity 

LIFE FOR JESUS. 

14 The love of Christ constraineth us; because we 
thus judge, that if One died for all, then were all 
dead : and that He died for all, that they which live 
should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto 
Him which died for them, and rose again." — 2 Cor. 
v. 14, 15. 

He is come to claim His throne, 
And to make thy life His own. 
Voices of this passing earth, 
Echoes of its praise or mirth, 
Reach not where the heart hath heard 
Golden music of His Word. 
"All for Jesus" henceforth be ! 
Live for Him who died for thee ! 



TRINITY. 69 



Twsntij -fifth Sunday after Trimtij. 

HALLELUJAH ! 

" Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, to receive 
power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and 
honor, and glory, and blessing." — Rev. v. 12. 

" Worthy of all adoration 

Is the Lamb that once was slain," 
Cry, in raptured exultation, 
His redeemed from every nation ; 

Angel myriads join the strain, 
Sounding from their sinless strings, 
Glory to the King of kings ; 
Harping with their harps of gold, 
Praise which never can be told. 

Hallelujahs full and swelling 

Rise around His throne of might. 
All our highest laud excelling, 
Holy and Immortal, dwelling 
In the unapproached light ; 
He is worthy to receive 
All that heaven and earth can give, 
Blessing, honor, glory, might, 
All are His by glorious right. 



7o ECHOES FROM THE WORD. 

As the sound of many waters 

Let the full Amen arise ! 
Hallelujah ! Ceasing never 
Sounding through the great FOREVER^ 

Linking all its harmonies ; 
Through eternities of bliss, 
Lord, our rapture shall be this, 
And our endless life shall be 
One Amen k& praise to Thee ! 

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